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  • 2. ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA • The people in Ancient Mesopotamia built their buildings and houses out of bricks such as mud brick. This is because there was little wood and stone available to everyone. • They would build big staircases called ziggurats. They also built big walls around their town, which were also made of mud brick. • To make the mud bricks not look as boring, they would create areas that were dark and light to make it more interesting. • Kings and their families, and also slaves, lived in palaces instead of normal houses. The palaces were also used to store things.
  • 3. ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA (CONTINUED) • Some of the people in Mesopotamia lived in simple reed huts, but others lived in simple mud brick houses. • Most of the less fortunate people slept and sat on mats, which were on the ground. • The more fortunate houses were usually rectangular and had 2-3 floors. • The mud brick is a good insulator, and it keeps the houses cool when it’s hot outside.
  • 4. ANCIENT EGYPT • The people in Ancient Egypt made their houses out of bricks, and the brick were made up of mud and chopped straw. • The rich had around 10 rooms, and tiled floors. The poor usually had one room, and the floor was the dirt. • The windows in the houses were usually small, square holes that were up high, to keep it cool inside. • Most of the rich people had pools and gardens in their yards. They would have very neat paths that led to the garden and high walls to keep the noises and people out.
  • 5. ANCIENT EGYPT (CONTINUED) • Most of the houses had to be repaired when the Nile River started to flood, but some houses were built on platforms to keep the water out. • Townhouses would usually be around two to three floors high because, there was lack of space to build houses so they would have to make them taller instead of wider. • The roofs were covered with thatch and matting, thatch is reeds and straws tied together.
  • 6. MODERN CANADA • The houses in Canada are usually made of wood and cement, but can also be made of stone, metals, and lots of others. • The houses are usually big, with large windows, decks, and medium sized yards. • The houses almost always have an open concept, where the different rooms would flow together instead of using doors. • They have around 2-6 rooms in an average house. • The high rises are very tall and usually not that wide.
  • 7. MODERN CANADA (CONTINUED) • Houses in Modern Canada have big backyards. Sometimes, the houses will just have grass but others may have pools, or large gardens. • In Modern Canada, they also have townhouses, where one house looks the same on both sides. • The houses also have garages for their cars.
  • 8. ANCIENT GREECE • The houses in Ancient Greece were made of mud bricks, clay bricks, stone, wood, tiles, or pebbles. • The houses were simple, and were made to keep people cool, in the long summers. • The houses were usually built around big courtyards. • They were made very neatly and are always really clean. • They had big courtyards in the back and had a large area for sitting.
  • 9. ANCIENT GREECE (CONTINUED) • The houses were usually small. • The mud brick houses would fall down after a couple of years so they would have to rebuild every couple of years. • They would have windows with no glass but they used wooden shutters to keep the hot sun out. • Also, the Greeks used clay tiles for the roof. • For their buildings, they used big designed columns that went up the side. • Some of the buildings they had were temples and theatres.
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